Spotlight: Health — the health-focused event series kickoff to the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival — has come to a close, but the groundbreaking ideas presented by some of the featured speakers are already gaining traction on social media. Here are a few of the Spotlight: Health takeaways that have resonated most with viewers.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey on Building A Culture of Health in America
In her breakfast session, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey presented a vision for America where a commitment to health and wellness is a core competency of our national culture. The YouTube video of her complete presentation has already been viewed over 1,700 times.
Sam Kass on the Fight for Good Food
Sam Kass, executive director for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and senior Nutrition Policy advisor at the White House, emphasized the need to address the root causes of our national health crises rather than merely treat the symptoms. First and foremost, Kass stressed the need to get Americans cooking again. Watch this takeaway moment from Kass’ presentation, below.
Kathleen Sebelius on the Business of Health
The Closing Session for the Spotlight: Health series featured a conversation with former US Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius on the business of health and the healthcare industry. The trending takeaway from Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson’s conversation with Seblius is the importance of funding for research and innovation in the health sector and beyond.
— Aspen Ideas Festival (@aspenideas) June 27, 2014
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